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Jina Rajkumari, L Paikhomba Singha, Piyush Pandey
This research employs draft genome sequence data of Klebsiella pneumoniae AWD5 to explore genes that contribute to the degradation of polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and stimulate plant growth, for rhizosphere-mediated bioremediation. Annotation analysis suggests that the strain AWD5 not only possess gene clusters for PAH utilization, but also for utilization of benzoate, fluorobenzoate, phenylacetate ( paa ), hydroxyphenylacetic acid ( hpa ), 3-hydroxyphenyl propionate ( mhp ). A comparative genome analysis revealed that the genome of AWD5 was highly similar with genomes of environmental as well as clinical K...
February 2018: 3 Biotech
Jared S Winoker, David T Ahlborn, Olamide O Omidele, Gustavo Fernandez-Ranvier, Ithaar H Derweesh, Reza Mehrazin
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignancy associated with poor prognosis despite available treatments. In patients with localized or locally advanced disease, complete resection with negative margins offers the only potential for cure. Unfortunately, most patients develop local and distant recurrence following initial resection highlighting the importance of meticulous surgical technique in the hands of an experienced surgeon. While minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has supplanted open surgery for small to medium-sized benign adrenal tumors, controversy surrounds the use of MIS for resection of ACC...
January 18, 2018: Future Oncology
Nahid Punjani, Roderick Clark, Jonathan Izawa, Joseph Chin, Stephen E Pautler, Nicholas Power
INTRODUCTION: Adrenal cortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare and aggressive endocrine tumour. Most present with advanced disease and have poor prognosis. Optimal treatment includes complete surgical resection. There is limited evidence for the efficacy of chemotherapy and radiation at different stages in this disease. There remain many inconsistencies with respect to diagnosis and workup. There is a lack of uniform guideline recommendations and consensus data. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of all patients at London Health Sciences Centre between 1990 and 2015 using ICD coding...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
Eustratia Mpaili, Demetrios Moris, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Timothy M Pawlik, Dimitrios Schizas, Alexandros Papalampros, Evangelos Felekouras, Dimitrios Dimitroulis
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to review the current literature on the role of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) in the treatment of primary adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC; European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumors [ENSAT] I-III) in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nonrandomized controlled trials published between January 1999 and February 2017 were identified by searching the Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases. Primary and secondary endpoints included surgical and pathological parameters (patients age, tumor size, ENSAT stage, type of surgical approach, and period of follow-up), surgical outcomes (operative time, estimated blood loss, length of hospital stay, conversion rate to laparotomy, R0 resection, and surgical margin's status), and oncological outcomes (rate of recurrence, disease-free survival [DFS], and overall survival [OS] rates)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
N Rayes, M Quinkler, T Denecke
Adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) are rare but highly aggressive tumors. It is very difficult to differentiate small locally limited ACCs from benign adenomas. A spontaneous density >10 Hounsfield units in non-enhanced CT scan and a slow washout after contrast injection are suspicious of malignancy but with a low specificity. Preoperatively, a hormonal work-up is mandatory for all adrenal tumors. Each patient should be discussed in an interdisciplinary board. For non-metastatic ACCs (ENSAT stages I-III) radical resection is the treatment of choice...
January 8, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
Jinming Zhou, Jing Yan, Keke You, Xia Chen, Zhineng Yuan, Qiang Zhou, Kai Lu
The brummer (bmm) genes encode the lipid storage droplet-associated triacylglycerols (TAG) lipases, which belong to the Brummer/Nutrin subfamily. These enzymes hydrolyze the ester bonds in TAG in lipid metabolism and act in insect energy homeostasis. Exposure to some agricultural chemicals leads to increased fecundity, which necessarily involves lipid metabolism, in some planthopper species. However, the biological roles of bmm in planthopper lipid storage and mobilization have not been investigated. Here, the open reading frame (ORF) of bmm (Nlbmm) was cloned and sequenced from the brown planthopper (BPH; Nilaparvata lugens)...
March 2018: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
Yong Zheng, Qiang Gu, Hong-Wu Chen, Huai-Ming Peng, Dong-Yu Jia, Yu Zhou, Mei-Xiang Xiang
OBJECTIVE: The relative preventative efficacy of amiodarone and lidocaine for ventricular fibrillation (VF) after release of an aortic cross-clamp (ACC) during open heart surgery has not been determined. This meta-analysis was designed to systematically evaluate the influence of amiodarone, lidocaine, or placebo on the incidence of VF after ACC. METHODS: Prospective randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the VF-preventative effects of amiodarone with lidocaine, or amiodarone or lidocaine with placebo were included...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
Poppy L A Schoenberg, Andrea Ruf, John Churchill, Daniel P Brown, Judson A Brewer
Specific mental training cultivates diminished self-reference, encompassing non-duality, emptiness, awakened-awareness, and compassionate experiences. We aimed to elucidate the neural substrates of four distinct, interdependent Essence-of-Mind states: (1) timelessness, (2) non-preference, non-duality, non-conceptualization, (3) the view of luminosity and limitlessness, (4) unified compassionate experience of oneness (stable awakened-awareness). EEG data were collected from 30 advanced meditators concomitant to eyes-open/eyes-closed resting baseline, followed by 60-min of instructed practice...
November 20, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
Natalie A Calcatera, Chi Hsiung-Wang, Nicholas R Suss, David J Winchester, Tricia A Moo-Young, Richard A Prinz
BACKGROUND: Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is rare but often fatal. Surgery offers the only chance of cure. As minimally invasive (MI) procedures for cancer become common, their role for ACC is still debated. We reviewed usage of MI approaches for ACC over time and risk factors for conversion using a large national database. METHODS: ACC patients with localized disease were identified in the National Cancer Data Base from 2010 to 2014. A retrospective review examined trends in the surgical approach over time...
October 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
Alex V Rowlands, Evgeny M Mirkes, Tom Yates, Stacey Clemes, Melanie Davies, Kamlesh Khunti, Charlotte L Edwardson
PURPOSE: Accelerometers are increasingly being used to assess physical activity in large-scale surveys. Establishing whether key physical activity outcomes can be considered equivalent between three widely-used accelerometer brands would be a significant step towards capitalising on the increasing availability of accelerometry data for epidemiological research. METHODS: Twenty participants wore a GENEActiv, Axivity AX3 and ActiGraph GT9X on their non-dominant wrist and were observed for two-hours in a simulated living space...
October 2, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Carissa M Baker-Smith, Karina Carlson, Jose Ettedgui, Takeshi Tsuda, K Anitha Jayakumar, Matthew Park, Nikola Tede, Karen Uzark, Craig Fleishman, David Connuck, Maggie Likes, Daniel J Penny
OBJECTIVE: To develop quality metrics (QMs) for the ambulatory care of patients with transposition of the great arteries following arterial switch operation (TGA/ASO). DESIGN: Under the auspices of the American College of Cardiology Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Steering committee, the TGA/ASO team generated candidate QMs related to TGA/ASO ambulatory care. Candidate QMs were submitted to the ACPC Steering Committee and were reviewed for validity and feasibility using individual expert panel member scoring according to the RAND-UCLA methodology...
October 2, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
Kayode O Kuku, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Edward Koifman, Alexandre H Kajita, Sameer Desale, Viana Azizi, Gebremedhin Melaku, Anh Bui, Yael F Meirovich, Solomon Beyene, Aaphtaab Dheendsa, Blaine Schneider, Ron Waksman
The CliRpath Excimer Laser System to Enlarge Lumen Openings (CELLO) registry included patients treated with modified excimer laser catheters for the endovascular treatment of peripheral artery disease affecting the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and proximal popliteal artery. The aim of this study was to assess, via intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) the dissections in the vessel wall following treatment with the laser catheters. IVUS grayscale images from the CELLO registry were systematically reviewed for dissections in the treated vessel segments by two investigators...
September 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Juan Villafane, Thomas C Edwards, Karim A Diab, Gary M Satou, Elizabeth Saarel, Wyman W Lai, Gerald A Serwer, Peter P Karpawich, Russell Cross, Russell Schiff, Devyani Chowdhury, Thomas J Hougen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop quality metrics (QMs) relating to the ambulatory care of children after complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). DESIGN: A workgroup team (WT) of pediatric cardiologists with expertise in all aspects of ambulatory cardiac management was formed at the request of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council (ACPC), to review published guidelines and consensus data relating to the ambulatory care of repaired TOF patients under the age of 18 years...
December 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
Sho-Ya Wang, Ging Kuo Wang
Poison-dart Phyllobates terribilis frogs sequester lethal amounts of steroidal alkaloid batrachotoxin (BTX) in their skin as a defense mechanism against predators. BTX targets voltage-gated Na(+) channels and enables them to open persistently. How BTX autoresistance arises in such frogs remains a mystery. The BTX receptor has been delineated along the Na(+) channel inner cavity, which is formed jointly by four S6 transmembrane segments from domains D1 to D4. Within the P. terribilis muscle Na(+) channel, five amino acid (AA) substitutions have been identified at D1/S6 and D4/S6...
September 26, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Hwa Jin Cho, Sang Hoon Lee, In Seok Jeong, Nam Sik Yoon, Jae Sook Ma, Byoung Hee Ahn
OBJECTIVE: Several reports claim that blood pressure (BP) in the radial artery may underestimate the accurate BP in critically ill patients. Here, the authors evaluated differences in mean blood pressure (MBP) between the radial and femoral artery during pediatric cardiac surgery to determine the effectiveness of femoral arterial BP monitoring. METHOD: The medical records of children under 1 year of age who underwent open-heart surgery between 2007 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
August 30, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
Rebecca L Brindley, Mary Beth Bauer, Nolan D Hartley, Kyle J Horning, Kevin P M Currie
Adrenal chromaffin cells (ACCs) are the neuroendocrine arm of the sympathetic nervous system and key mediators of the physiological stress response. Acetylcholine (ACh) released from preganglionic splanchnic nerves activates nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) on chromaffin cells causing membrane depolarization, opening voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels (VGCC), and exocytosis of catecholamines and neuropeptides. The serotonin transporter is expressed in ACCs and interacts with 5-HT1A receptors to control secretion...
October 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
Liang Wang, Hai Lin, Yingbo Dong, Yinhai He, Chenjing Liu
This study investigates the V-resistant endophytic bacteria isolated from V-accumulator Pteris vittata grown on stone coal smelting district. Among all the ten isolates, the strain PRE01 identified as Serratia marcescens ss marcescens by Biolog GEN III MicroPlate™ was screened out by ranking first in terms of heavy metal resistance and plant growth promoting traits. The S. marcescens PRE01 had strong V, Cr and Cd resistance especially for V up to 1500mg/L. In addition, it exhibited ACC deaminase activity, siderophore production and high indoleacetic acid production (60...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Jason G Andrade, Laurent Macle, Stanley Nattel, Atul Verma, John Cairns
In this article we compare and contrast the current recommendations, and highlight the important differences, in the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Rhythm Society, European Society of Cardiology, and Canadian Cardiovascular Society atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines. Although many of the recommendations of the various societies are similar, there are important differences in the methodologies underlying their development and the specific content. Specifically, key differences can be observed in: (1) the definition of nonvalvular AF, which subsequently affects anticoagulation choices and candidacy for non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants; (2) the symptom score used to guide management decisions and longitudinal patient profiling; (3) the stroke risk stratification algorithm used to determine indications for oral anticoagulant therapy; (4) the role of acetylsalicylic acid in stroke prevention in AF; (5) the antithrombotic regimens used in the context of coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, and percutaneous coronary intervention; (6) the rate control target and medications recommended to achieve the target; and (7) the role of "first-line" catheter ablation, open surgical ablation, and left atrial appendage exclusion...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Jonathan N Johnson, Cindy S Barrett, Wayne H Franklin, Eric M Graham, Nancy J Halnon, Brandy A Hattendorf, Catherine D Krawczeski, James J McGovern, Matthew J O'Connor, Amy H Schultz, Jeffrey M Vinocur, Devyani Chowdhury, Jeffrey B Anderson
INTRODUCTION: In 2012, the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council established a program to develop quality metrics to guide ambulatory practices for pediatric cardiology. The council chose five areas on which to focus their efforts; chest pain, Kawasaki Disease, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries after arterial switch, and infection prevention. Here, we sought to describe the process, evaluation, and results of the Infection Prevention Committee's metric design process...
December 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
Qiguo Yu, Kerry Ann Lutz, Pal Maliga
Plastid transformation is routine in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) but 100-fold less frequent in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), preventing its use in plastid biology. A recent study revealed that null mutations in ACC2, encoding a plastid-targeted acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase, cause hypersensitivity to spectinomycin. We hypothesized that plastid transformation efficiency should increase in the acc2 background, because when ACC2 is absent, fatty acid biosynthesis becomes dependent on translation of the plastid-encoded ACC β-carboxylase subunit...
September 2017: Plant Physiology
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